Dental model articulator

  • US 4,449,930 A
  • Filed: 04/20/1983
  • Issued: 05/22/1984
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/07/1981
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for mounting casts of a dental model to afford correlation of the casts throughout a full range of occlusal and masticatory registration, said method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) pivoting along a pivot axis one end of a first bracket with a hingedly connected one end of a second bracket;

    (b) interconnecting the other end of one of the brackets through a pivot mechanism providing pivotal freedom between each cast and its connected bracket about any axis of a set of intersecting orthogonal axis;

    (c) positioning the casts relative to one another at one end of the range of occlusal and masticatory registration to be redintegrated by adjusting the angular relationship about any or all pivot axis between each cast and its engaged bracket and by adjusting the angular relationship about the pivot axis between the hingedly connected ends of the brackets; and

    (d) immobilizing the angular relationship between each cast and its engaged bracket on completion of said positioning step to maintain permanently fixed the angular relationship between each cast and its respective bracket.

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